marram grass

noun
mar·​ram grass | \ ˈmer-əm- How to pronounce marram grass (audio) , ˈma-rəm- \

Definition of marram grass

: any of several beach grasses (genus Ammophila and especially A. arenaria)

Examples of marram grass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The ranger asked us to not wander beyond specific boundaries and be careful not to trample on the marram grass, which helps stabilize the dune. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "America’s newest national park, Indiana Dunes, is also the closest one to Milwaukee," 20 Feb. 2019 Closer to the lake, the dunes are still moving and less stable, with some marram grass that helps stabilize them. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "America’s newest national park, Indiana Dunes, is also the closest one to Milwaukee," 20 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of marram grass

1834, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for marram grass

of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse maralmr, a beach grass

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“Marram grass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/marram%20grass. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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